For Families

Play & Learn: In Gallery, at Home and Outside!

The galleries are open with our exciting exhibition, Our Silver City 2094, full of hope about our city.

If you are able to join us in person, pick up our new Family Explorer resource A Blue Print for the Better. This will get you out and about in the city, exploring positive actions for change. You can also download the resource click here to download page one and click here to download page two.

If you prefer to make at home Click here to find our new playful, creative activities, all related to the ideas in our exhibition. There are lots of activites to do at home over the Christmas holidays to keep you busy.

Some you can do with everyday objects, however others might require a few art materials. If this is something you would like, you can reserve and pick up a free materials pack from our reception or we can post them out to you. Look out for the Free Materials listed at the top of the activity.

We have sent out almost 1,200 material packs to our families since January of this year to support your making at home.

Were you one of our One in a Thousand? If so, make sure you download the badge, add a bit of sparkle, and wear it with pride.

Thank you to all those that joined us for a busy October half term. Look to see if you can spot yourself, or your artwork in I Spy: Home from Home

You could also take a look at our Virtual Reality tour of past exhibitions and related activites.

If you are a little unsure trying activities at home here’s a few tips from our Play and Learn Team who share their thoughts about creating a space for playing and making at home. You can also find out a little bit about them and what they've been up to Getting to know us: Play and Learn Team

Be sure to share your ‘in Gallery, at Home and Outside!’ experience on our social media, at #NCmaking so we can see what amazing ways you have tried our activities. Take a look here to see what we've all been up to.

Please email to receive a free material pack, there are lots to choose, see the selection of activities below or all our activities are here

We'd love to hear what you think. Who knows, you could join our team of kid creatives!